I've come to the conclusion that..... vocabulary for speaking, listening, reading, and writing, are in 4 different compartments, with no direct access to each other.
Autism | What Hans Asperger said | people from the past
.....if Hans Asperger were alive today, I think he would be interested in this idea that autism and other problematic versions of the human mind may represent hold-out survivors from the distant past.
Rescuing science | Autism and shyness | on the yet-to-come discovery of their origin
There is another possibility.....that people who were unable to talk a million years ago are still with us.
Rescuing the Future | Artificial Intelligence | Is Superintelligence coming or not?
I still hope to one day meet and talk to a machine that is more intelligent than I am.
Rescuing Reality | Why reading and writing are older than talking
Whenever I see animal tracks ...... I'm always reminded of this obvious truth: that reading and writing are older than speech.
Autism and Words
Words are not the same thing for those of us on the spectrum as they are for other people. From the time I entered elementary school as a small boy, I was very conscious of this. I couldn't put my thoughts into words then, but fifty or so years later I managed to do it … Continue reading Autism and Words
Rescuing the Past and/or Anthropology and/or Psychology |How reading and writing preceded Talking
In one of my books – not sure if it's in The Shyness Guide or my first novel, The Birdcatcher (could be both) - I said that reading and writing are older than speech. That's an idea that I have never seen anywhere else. But this week, re-reading the James Hillman/Michael Ventura book, We've Had … Continue reading Rescuing the Past and/or Anthropology and/or Psychology |How reading and writing preceded Talking